USHL All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2007) CCHA Player of the Year (2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2007)
Missed majority of 2010-11 and 2011-12 due to hip injury at San Jose, November 15, 2010, and resulting surgery, December 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), September 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals